Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing face wash Review

 Hello everyone,

Here is the detailed and honest review of another product from the Indian brand Plum. It is from the Plum green tea range specially designed for oily and acne-prone skin. The product is Plum green tea Pore cleansing face wash. This is a gel-based face wash with the goodness of acne-fighting green tea and glycolic acid.  To know more about this, keep on reading....

Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash Review

Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash
Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash Review

I have the trial-size product, not the full size. In the end, I have given all the information on how I got this trial size product. 

Product Specifications:

  • Brand: Plum
  • Category: Face wash
  • Variant: Green tea range (especially for oily, acne-prone skin)
  • Other variants available: Aloe, chamomile & white tea, Grapeseed & Sea buckthorn, Bright years, and Vitamin E (for different skin types and skin concerns)
  • Net vol: 75 ml, 120 ml (15 ml: trial size)
  • MRP: 345/- for 75ml, 495/- for 120 ml
  • Shelf life: 2 years, use within 6 months after opening.
  • Skin type: Normal, oily, acne-prone, and combination skin types.
  • Not suitable for: Dry skin types.

Ingredient list:

Aqua (Water), Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES), Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Triethanolamine, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycolic Acid, Cellulose Beads, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Gluconate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance, CI 19140, CI 42090

It has fragrance but not very strong. A little bit of fragrance in facewash is fine in my opinion. Because face wash is a wash-off product.

Key Ingredients:

Glycolic acid: The ultimate powerhouse of exfoliation. This will gently yet effectively rid your skin surface of old and dead skin cells in order to make way for the new ones. No more dull skin, acne, or clogged pores!

Green  Tea Extract: This is proof that you can do more with your green tea than just drink it. This natural antioxidant effectively combats acne and leaves you with clear, refreshed, healthy skin.

Natural Cellulose Beads: None of those rough plastic beads to be found here! These soft cellulose beads are all-natural and provide your skin the gentle exfoliation it deserves. It’s good for the planet, and for your skin.

Directions for use:

Take a smaller-than-coin-sized amount on your palm. Lather up the goodness on your wet face, rinse off and pat dry with a towel. Use twice a day for best results and follow with a moisturizer.

Product description:

From plum goodness website:  

Clear Skin Days are Here!

Gentle, Non-Drying, SLS-Free, natural – this green tea face wash is the answer to all your oily skin woes. It has the perfect milieu of ingredients that will clear your skin up and leave it feeling refreshed, energized, and ready to take on the world. It’s time to show your skin the love it deserves with the best face wash.


  • Soap-free and SLS-free gentle foaming face wash for women that does not dry out the skin.
  • Rich antioxidant green tea extracts that eradicate acne – clear skin is in!
  • Glycolic acid gets rid of dirt and grime from deep within your pores
  • Soft natural cellulose beads gently exfoliate and brighten you up.
  • Helps to combat acne, oil control, refresh skin, and gently exfoliate
  • SLS-free, Paraben-free, Phthalate-free, as always.


  • I didn't find any such cautions on the packaging. However, make sure to follow the basic cautions like: 
  • Do a patch test for your own satisfaction. 
  • Avoid contact with eyes. Keep away from direct sunlight.
  • Discontinue use if irritation occurs.

My experience with the product:

Packaging: The trial size product comes in a small white plastic tube packaging. The full-size product also comes in the same packaging but has a transparent screw cap.

Colour and texture: Plum Green tea pore cleansing face wash has a greenish color and transparent gel texture with very few green colored cellulose beads here and there. It has a super light, non-greasy texture making it perfect for oily skin types.

Plum green tea pore cleansing face wash
Plum green tea pore cleansing face wash

Fragrance: The fragrance is very mild. Definitely not overpowering. 

Skin type: Suits normal, oily, combination, and acne-prone skin types. I have an oily acne-prone skin type, it suits me well. Not suitable for dry skin types. 

First impression: I was skeptical about this product, so got the trial size. When I used it for the first time, I was fine with the fragrance. I liked its lightweight gel texture and foams up well, also the pea-size amount of face wash is enough for the whole face. However, I was a bit annoyed by those cellulose beads, those feel plasticky and unnecessary in my opinion. Little goes a long way. 

How long I have used it? I have used it for 2 weeks now (15 days). I use it in the morning because it is a gentle cleanser. 

How I like to use it? I use to wash my face as I use any other cleanser. If I use this face wash in the night skincare routine, then I make sure to double cleanse to get rid of sunscreen or makeup. Then I use this face wash as a second cleanser. 

Effect on my skin: Plum green tea pore cleansing face wash is gentle on the skin and doesn't dry out the skin. However, I didn't find any noticeable difference on the skin. It never caused any irritation on the skin and it never broke me out, that's the plus point. I like everything about this face wash except for the cellulose beads in it. I don't understand the purpose of these, there are only a few here and there. I am not sure how well does it help with exfoliation. Those cellulose beads are unnecessary in my opinion. If I need exfoliation, I would just buy a separate exfoliator of my choice instead of getting a two in one product. 

Will I repurchase it? Yes, I will definitely get a full-sized product. It is a decent and gentle cleanser.

Do I recommend it? I recommend it to people with oily, combination, and acne-prone skin. 


  • Has a super light gel texture.
  • Gentle on the skin, doesn't dry out the skin. 
  • Not really suitable for teens below 17 because it has glycolic acid. 
  • Suits people with oily, combination, and acne-prone skin.
  • A big no people with dry skin types.
  • Doesn't trigger fungal acne.
  • Did not irritate or cause breakouts.
  • Has fragrance but very mild.
  • Has cellulose beads for mild exfoliation, which is unnecessary in my opinion. 
  • Little goes a long way. 
  • Decent face wash for people with oily and acne-prone skin.


Available on plum goodness website, amazon, nykaa, and purple.


* No affiliate links are mentioned in this post. That means I don't earn anything if you purchase the product from the link above. I have mentioned it just to make it easier for you to find the product.

About the brand:

Plum is an Indian brand. It makes cruelty-free products. Also, the products are free from parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, SLS, and animal-derived ingredients. Plum has a whole Green tea range dedicated to oily, combi, acne-prone skin types. It has a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer for a complete C-T-M routine. And there is a separate range of products for people with dry skin types.

How I got the trial size product? (Skip if not interested)

I got a trial-size product from Smytten. If you don't know what it is smytten, it is a site/app where you can register and get the trial products. There are many trial-size products in the skincare and haircare categories. After you register you get 6 trial points, you can use those trial points for the trial products of your choice. Hence, you can choose 6 trial products. You have to pay INR 199/- and you get a cashback of INR 199 to your wallet, which you can use if you purchase anything on smytten the next time. But the cashback is valid for 30 days only. 

You can try this if you are confused about any product. It's always better to try the trial-size product before spending on a full-size product.


I am not a dermatologist or an aesthetician, what I have presented above is my personal and honest opinion about the product. This is just to give you an idea about products and their ingredients. Everyone's skin is unique and skincare is very personal to everyone's skin. What works for me may or may not work for you and vice versa. No one knows your skin better than you yourself, so make wise decisions and get the right products for you.

Thank you for reading, Have a nice day!! :) ♡😊♡

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